Germany and Chelsea forward Werner is on his way back to the Bundesliga
Chelsea have agreed to sell Timo Werner to his former club, Red Bull Leipzig after both clubs settled for a permanent transfer of the forward.
Werner joined Chelsea in 2020 and was instrumental to their Champions League triumph last year.
His time at Stamford Bridge has however been filled with ups and downs and he has never really settled to life in London. While he dealt with injuries, he has also struggled for form, culpable for missing gilt-edged chances for the team.
A return to Leipzig where he scored more than 90 goals is expected to help Werner rediscover his form and with the club playing in the Champions League, his return fits the picture.
Reports also stated that Werner had agreed personal terms with Leipzig one month ago.
“Leipzig are set to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, here we go! Been told it will be a permanent deal and NOT loan. Werner will leave Chelsea,” Fabrizio Romano, popular Italian transfer expert reported.
Werner’s exit leaves Chelsea further short of players in the attacking department with Romelu Lukaku also on loan at Inter Milan.
The Blues are expected to sign an attacker in the coming days.